The Miami Earthquake Summary

Decent Essays
An amazing story was told by Pete Thomas of Grind TV. He reported that a fisherman who was lost at sea and drifted for almost four months said that a shark saved his life.
The 41-year old Toakai Teitoi, a policeman from the Central Pacific Island of Kibati and his brother-in law, were supposed to make a short trip beginning May 27 from Kirbati capital of Tarawa to Teitoi's home on the island of Majana.
Part of the same story said that the men decided to do some fishing as they made the journey. However, they fell asleep as night came. When they awoke they realized that they were far at sea and adrift in their 15-foot wooden vessel. There was a shortage of fuel for the boat and a shortage of drinking water on the fishing boat. This made the situation very
…show more content…
He only recounted how he prayed the night that Fataille died. He seemed to remember that there was a storm the next day and that allowed him to fill two five-gallon containers with water for drinking.
Teitoi got very concerned as the days turned into months and he probably began to wonder if he would ever see his six children and his wife again. His meals were mainly fish. The tropical sun was so hot that he had to seek some shade in a small covered part of the boat. You had to be very courageous to live under these severe conditions where you barely had enough to eat or drink. You can scarcely rest because of the heat.
Amazingly, he was asleep one time when he was awakened by a scratching against his boat. When he looked over, there it was. A shark about six feet long was seen and it guided him to the stern of another ship whose sailors were watching him with binoculars.
He asked the crew for a "smoke". That was the first thing. They also gave him food and water. Teitoi's rescuers continued their fishing for several days before bringing him to

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Kevin backed the crimson red Key West 1760 Stealth into the water and assembled our stuff together to prepare for our half-day fishing excursion. As my family and I sat there waiting for Kevin to prepare our rods, I started feeling anxious. Once he was done, we headed out on the Key West 1760 Stealth equipped with two ninety horsepower outboard motors that looked about as large as the eighteen-foot boat itself. When Kevin fired up the motor all I could smell was the tantalizing fumes. Finally, our trip with Shore Thang Charters was…

    • 818 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    We were all expecting to get one fish each. It surprised us all when we caught nine smallmouth and two steelhead. For my uncle and his friend, it was just another day fishing on the boat. The only thing different was the weather and that they had to share the boat with one more person. For me, this was something I would remember for a while.…

    • 804 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    We traveled a little further up the marsh, when my father said this looks like a good spot to start, so my brother and I started to bait the lines. We all throw out our lines and waited. We waited for about 5 minutes before we got our first bite. Then my father showed us how to slowly pull in the line so you don’t scare the crab away. When the crab gets closer, my father pulled out a fishing net and would use it to scoop the crabs up.…

    • 750 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The short story, The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway, is about a unlucky fisherman named Santiago. Everyone in the village thinks badly about him because it has been so long since he has caught a fish. Santiago has an apprentice named Manolin. Manolin still fishes and learns from Santiago despite Santiago’s bad reputation throughout the village. After Santiago has a dream about his childhood, Santiago takes his boat out further than any other fisherman has gone before.…

    • 1182 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    A man’s life can change as it goes on. Started out with four men on the ship Lady Vain after it came to a clash. Pendick urged there were only three men; one men drowned attempting to be a part of their group. After a few days of not being able to stand the starvation and thirst, Helmar, thought of a plan but Prendick did not agree until the next day. A fight starts between the two other men, and Prendick tries to help Helmar, then both men fell overboard leaving Prendick all alone.…

    • 968 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    A few minutes in my dad caught the first fish of the day, It was a catfish. The day went by to an end. It was the last day of camping and I wasn’t happy about it. By the end of the day overall we caught fifteen catfishes and one small shark which was caught by one of my dad’s friends. It was time to go back to the campgrounds.…

    • 811 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Life of Pie is a novel written by Yann Martel who was born on June 25, 1963, in Salamanca, Spain. It is basically a fictional story about a boy struggling through the difficulties after a shipwreck in which his whole family died along with the crewmembers. He learns new ways to survive at the sea. It teaches a person to stay patient and not to lose hope in any circumstance. The first part of the novel is narrated as in the first person by Pi himself.…

    • 802 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    It had been a single hour since we got stuck here and I felt we would be stuck for a while longer. So I eventually went back to the boat to find my grandfather sitting down frustrated at the motor and my siblings and my mother had made a makeshift rock hut that they were taking pictures of. As I examined the hut we all looked out into the river and saw a caribou swimming across the river by itself and my brother got all our attention and pointed at it. Then we all looked out and took pictures of the caribou as my grandfather grunted to…

    • 965 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Most of this story is told through Maclean’s memories of various fly-fishing episodes beginning with his father teaching him and his brother how to fish and culminating in the last time Norman, his father, and his brother fished together. The book revolves around the Maclean family, which has two sons — Norman, the author, and Paul, his younger brother by three years. Norman is more serious minded and eventually goes away to school, at Dartmouth College. There, he spends six years in study and returns home with his degree. Paul, on the other hand, chooses to remain close to home, wanting to remain connected to the uncaught fish in the Blackfoot River.…

    • 437 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The men suffered through dehydration, starvation, and mental conflicts while being surrounded with sharks below and Japanese Zeros above. They lost a significant amount of weight, but Louis still kept hope. One night, Mac died and only Louis and Phillips remained desperate for rescue. The two floated on a single raft…

    • 1017 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays